- Offshore wind project supports local business
- Spalding company will provide online services
- Potential for further local opportunities anticipated in months ahead.
Triton Knoll wind farm is taking offshore online thanks to a new contract with Spalding-based web developers Drive By Websites.
The local outfit has been working closely with the Triton Knoll team to provide a full suite of web services to design, build and host a brand new website for the project, which is due to go live in the coming weeks.
Project Director James Cotter said he was delighted to have the local firm join the project: “We are pleased to be able to welcome local web provider Drive By Websites on board, and are looking forward to working closely with Jack McLean and his team as Triton Knoll progresses.
“Drive By Websites will help us build an important platform for engaging with local suppliers, stakeholders and communities throughout all areas of the project. At the same time, we believe this contract is a clear demonstration of where we are looking to build the Triton Knoll supplier base.
“Triton Knoll is very keen that suppliers in the Humber and Greater Lincolnshire regions are aware of and able to bid for contracts as the project grows. We have already begun to step-up our supply chain engagement through the likes of the local enterprise partnerships, Team Humber Marine Alliance, and the Grimsby Renewables Partnership to help make that happen. We would strongly urge firms to look out for our engagement opportunities in the coming months and get in touch.”
Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm is a joint venture between RWE (50%) and Statkraft (50%), with RWE managing the development on behalf of the partnership.
The new Triton Knoll website will be a central point for information and two-way communications with the project. It will also be the first point of engagement for new suppliers wanting to register their interest in supporting the project and its contractors. Through the website, Triton Knoll will establish a database of suppliers’ details to share within the project and with its top tier contractors.
For the community, the website plans to include information on the project, latest news and activity, and will host newsletters and timescales for activity during the final stages of development, into construction and operation.
Drive By Websites is based in Spalding, Lincolnshire and specialises in responsive website design, the process which ensures websites are easily able to be viewed on all types of devices. The team prides itself on being a local front-runner in website solutions and, over the last six years, has continued to evolve to keep pace with the ever changing industry. In 2015, and with design services in growing demand, the company split into two, undergoing a substantial rebrand and establishing a new subsidiary called Drive By Design.
Director Jack McLean said: “It is a privilege to be working on such an exciting project. The Triton Knoll website will demonstrate relatable content and design for anyone, from the local communities to project stakeholders. It is already clear that this partnership is set to be productive.”
Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm has an expected maximum export capacity of up to 900MW. Once the project is constructed, it would have capacity to provide enough electricity to meet the potential energy needs of up to 800,000 average UK households annually (1). The construction and operation of the wind farm could also represent a potential investment of over £3billion across the project life-cycle, and an important supply chain opportunity.
The project already has a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the offshore array, granted by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in July 2013; a decision on consent for the project’s onshore Electrical System is due to be determined later this year.
Mark Fleming – Triton Knoll Communications Manager
M: 07825 608096
(1) Energy predicted to be generated by the Triton Knoll proposal is derived using long term wind speeds calculated by meteorological models seeded with historical weather data obtained from satellite, surface-based and airborne measurement systems. The energy capture predicted and hence derived homes equivalent or emissions savings figures may change as further data are gathered. Equivalent homes supplied is based on an annual electricity consumption per home of 4500 kWh. This figure is supported by recent domestic electricity consumption data available from The Digest of UK Energy Statistics and household estimates and projections from the UK Statistics Authority.)
Triton Knoll is a joint venture partnership between RWE (50% share) and Statkraft (50% share).
Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, gas power and district heating and is a global player in energy market operations. Statkraft has 4200 employees in more than 20 countries.
Since 2006, Statkraft has invested £1.4 billion in the UK’s renewable energy infrastructure and provided 2.5 GW of renewable energy Power Purchase Agreements (PPA’s)
For further information about Statkraft visit www.statkraft.com
About RWE Innogy UK
RWE Innogy UK is part of RWE International SE. For further information about RWE Innogy UK visit www.rweinnogy.com/uk
About RWE International SE (innogy)
RWE International SE (innogy) is one of the leading European energy companies. With its three business areas of Renewables, Grid & Infrastructure as well as Retail, it addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world. The focus of RWE International SE (innogy)’s activities is on offering existing and potential customers innovative and sustainable products and services which enable them to use energy more efficiently and improve their quality of life. The key markets are Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium and several countries in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe, especially the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. In renewable power generation, the company is also active in other regions, e.g. Spain and Italy. The new subsidiary of RWE AG started operations on 1 April 2016. On 29 June 2016, the name of the European stock company was announced: innogy. The new name is expected to take formal effect as of September 2016, at which time the company as well as its products and services will be gradually rebranded. Until then, the subsidiary will continue under the name RWE International SE. The innogy brand name is a symbiosis of the terms innovation, energy and technology.
Based on the combined financial statements for 2015, the company would have a revenue of around €46 billion and an EBITDA of €4.5 billion. The company is expected to employ around 40,000 out of a total of around 60,000 employees of the RWE Group once the restructuring process has been completed.
Further information: www.innogy.com
We plan, build and operate plants to generate power and extract energy from renewable sources. We aim to rapidly expand renewables in Europe, both on our own and with partners. In this way, we can work together to make the energy transition a success.
Currently, we are particularly strongly represented in our home market, Germany, followed by the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands and Poland. In offshore wind, innogy is currently number three in Europe by installed capacity. In onshore wind too, we are currently one of the largest operators in Europe. At the moment we are focusing on continuing to expand our activities in onshore and offshore wind power as well as reinforcing hydro-electric power generation. In addition, we are looking at entering new markets and technologies, such as large-scale photovoltaic plants, also possibly beyond our core European markets.